Expansion of Madinah’s landmark Masjid Al-Qiblatain underway

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman on an ocular inspection on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 28 November 2019

Expansion of Madinah’s landmark Masjid Al-Qiblatain underway

MADINAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman inspected on Wednesday the progress of work to develop the city’s landmark Masjid Al-Qiblatain site and its surroundings.

The project, covering an area of 50,200 square meters, is aimed at improving public services for visitors and expanding the site to receive more than 4,000 worshippers.

During his visit to the site Prince Faisal, who is chairman of the Madinah Development Authority, listened to a detailed explanation about headway on the first phase of the scheme which was 15 percent completed.   

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.